It looks like Upstate New York is expanding in terms of theme parks. First, we’re getting a LEGOLAND in Goshen and next up, a dinosaur themed park.
According to New York Upstate, “Neil Gold, a real estate investor and developer from New Jersey…After taking his grandson to a dinosaur theme park elsewhere, he started making plans for one in the town of Wallkill, NY.”
The new park was proposed by Orange County Dinosaur Park, LLC who also has parks in New Jersey as well as Kansas. Based on the other parks, you can expect “live shows, dinosaur wranglers, scenic trails, over 30 animatronic dinosaurs, and the chance to get face to face with a T-Rex.”
Nothing is officially written in stone yet but they’re hoping for “both animatronic and static replica dinosaurs, a train around the park to view dinosaur vignettes, a fossil dig area, playgrounds, and more.” The park will be about 10 miles from the soon-to-be open LEGOLAND New York and take up about 137 acres. Obviously, it’s still in the beginning planning stages and we can’t expect it open any time soon but it’s cool to see another place for dinosaur lovers to visit outside of Dino Roar Valley in Lake George.